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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61A-48-70 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

STS61A-048-0070 Corpus Christi and Aransas Pass, Texas, U.S.A. November 1985
Corpus Christi and Aransas Pass are featured in this southeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. Corpus Christi, on the western shore of Corpus Christi Bay, is a petroleum and natural gas center with much heavy industry. Important to the city's economy are oil refineries, smelting plants, chemical works, fishing and shrimping, and tourism. The Corpus Christi Naval Air Station is east of the city near the Intracoastal Waterway and the causeway to Padre Island, a barrier island. Visible are sediment-laden Corpus Christi Bay, a shallow inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, and Nueces Bay, separated by a causeway to the west. Nueces Bay covers the former mouth of the Nueces River, which extended into Corpus Christi Bay when sea levels were lower during the last ice age. Following the northeast curve of the mainland above Corpus Christi Bay are Aransas Pass, a resort and fishing center for south Texas; Aransas Bay; and Copano Bay to its west.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 317k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 48 - 70
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 97W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 10   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 64  
Date: 19851103   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164010   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 96.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 150   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: BAY, CHANNEL  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY, AIRPORT  
City Views:  

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